Combat Shedding: Tea Rinses

These past couple of weeks I've been experiencing more shedding than is typical and it's about time I did something about it.  Last year when I had a shedding attack, I added garlic powder to the oils in my hot oil treatment, which did in fact stop the shedding in it's track.   But it stank something horrible.  Plus all the recent hair blogger talk about hair shedding has been about tea rinsestea rinses and more tea rinses.  This week I decided to do my first tea rinse to see if that slows up the shedding I've been experiencing. 

(I posted a poll last week to get an idea of where others stand on the shedding issue and it seems that a lot of you experience more shedding during this time of the year.  So maybe this will help some of you too!)  

I decided to use Green Tea after my shampoo and protein treatment.  I boiled the water and let the green tea steep for 30 minutes.  

Then let it cool down to a luke warm temperature, poured it into my spray bottle and sprayed my scalp (and on the length of my towel dried hair).

I sprayed the entire amount (1 cup) on my hair while holding my head over the sink (I didn't want the tea to drip on my towel).  I let it sit for a few minutes, then rinsed it out and quickly towel dried...

I detangled with my shower comb (shedding was not too bad -- it looks promising) and then applied my deep conditioner.  I'm deep conditioning right now as I write this post.  And as far as I can tell now, the shedding wasn't bad post tea rinse.  Hopefully I'll get to experience some of the other benefits I've seen reported with the use of green tea rinses (stimulates hair growth, soothes itchy scalp/dandruff, conditions/strengthens hair).  

I'm not sure how often I'm going to do tea rinses but I'm definitely keeping this in my back pocket for future use.

Do you ladies do tea rinses? How often do you do them? Have they help with shedding? Did you find that there were other added benefits?

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